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Rocky Point Island

This Tampa-area waterfront hotel sits on Rocky Point Island overlooking Tampa Bay; the white-sand Caladesi Beach, Lowry Park Zoo, and The Florida Aquarium are all within 8 miles.

Waterfront, sanded sunning and relaxation area.

Guests of Sailport Waterfront Suites can soak up the sun on the private sun and sand recreation area or stay in the shade in the covered lounge chairs. The heated pool pool is perfect for a quick dip. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the property.

Bay view balconies

Balconies that face Tampa Bay, living areas with a sofa bed, and full kitchens are standard in Sailport Waterfront Suites; in-room entertainment includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels and CD/DVD players.

Sailport Waterfront Suites

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located on peaceful Rocky Point Island, Sailport Waterfront Suites has a private sunning beach nearby, fishing pier, and heated outdoor pool. The hotel is 4 miles from the airport and less than 9 miles from downtown Tampa. Sports fans are close to Tropicana Field (The Devil Rays), Times Forum (The Lightning), and Raymond James Stadium (The Buccaneers).

Barbecue grills and an outdoor recreation area with beach volleyball are set amid lush, tropical landscaping. A grocery/convenience store is also on site. A conference facility accommodates 50 participants for business or social gatherings; catering and audio/video equipment are available, as is free WiFi. There is also a 24-hour business center with computer station.

There's complimentary, secure, covered parking at Sailport Waterfront Suites; extended parking is available for a fee. A complimentary shuttle serves locations on Rocky Point Island. There is also a shopping center shuttle (surcharge), a shuttle (complimentary) to Tampa International Airport that leaves at scheduled times, and a cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge). All transfers require advance notice.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 191 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Separate living room 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Pearly's Beach Eats at Sailport is a poolside bar and grill offering a diverse menu featuring items such as fish tacos, burritos, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. Enjoy milkshakes or sorbet served in a natural fruit shell or unwind at the bar with a glass of wine, beer, or a cocktail while taking in the sunset. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Along with the onsite bar and grill, Pearly's Beach Eats, there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Rusty Pelican


Chart House

Bahama Breeze

Whiskey Joe's


Nearby Things to Do

Guests of Sailport Waterfront Suites can catch some rays at the adjacent private beach or at the heated, outdoor pool. Fishing off the exclusive pier or having a barbecue are other options. The outdoor recreation area has beach volleyball. Many nearby beaches, including Tampa's Bayfront Beach, are a short drive away. Sailport Waterfront Suites now offers a brand new, outdoor fitness center, Fitness Island, that provides weight resistance and cardiovascular exercises.

Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park, is 7 miles away; Busch Gardens is 16 miles from the hotel. Olde Hyde Park Village (6 miles) and historic Ybor City (10.5 miles) are perfect for strolling. The Rocky Point Golf Course is four miles from the hotel.

Sports enthusiasts can catch games at nearby Tropicana Field (The Tampa Bay Rays), St. Pete Times Forum (The Lightning), and Raymond James Stadium (The Buccaneers).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Please note that this property is unable to accommodate large vehicles or trailers of any kind in its parking lot. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 30.00 per day
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet access
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.95 and USD 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sailport
  • Sailport Suites
  • Sailport Waterfront
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites Condo
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites Condo Tampa
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites Tampa
  • Sailport Hotel Tampa
  • Sailport Resort Tampa
  • Sailport Waterfront Hotel Tampa
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites Hotel Tampa
  • Sailport Waterfront Suites Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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3.8 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
by from pontiac il
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Nice rooms. Great view. Area with stuff to do. Totally recommend it
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Tough to find breakfast in complex. Water in bay stunk.
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2 out of 5
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Room smelled and pull out couch was not usable. They did not provide sufficient covers. Shuttle was not dependable
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 18, 2017 by Management
We are sorry that you had an issue with your stay. We do hope that you reported it to our front desk so we can move you to a different room. I am not sure about the issue with the covers as a full set of sheets and blanket etc are located in the bedroom closet for the pull out. This is a very busy time of year and our shuttle is very busy as well. We do our best to accommodate all of our guests with their pickup and drop off requests, but sometimes it may take longer especially if traffic is busy or if there was an accident. We do our best to provide the quickest response as possible for transportation requests.
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4 out of 5
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Nice and peaceful location. They were nice enough to upgrade us to "pool view room" but there wasn't much of a pool view(at least from our room). However, if you looked over the structures that obstructed the pool there was a nice water view😀. The "Conservation view room" had a great view.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Management
Thank you for your 4 star review. We are glad that enjoyed your stay with us and hope we can welcome you back in the future.
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 12, 2017
This place is amazing! It isn't in the best location (not within walking distance of restaurants), but they offer a complimentary shuttle to local restaurants, beach and airport. They have a good restuarant on site and lots of outdoor activities (fire pit, sand volleyball, fishing pier, pool).
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Management
Thank you for your great 5 star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer. We appreciate you sharing your comments and hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Noisy party beach just across the bay

3 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Feb 8, 2017
Pros: Conveniently located
Cons: Oeveral appearance coud have been more "welcoming"
"Conservation view" means there are a few mangroves in between you and the next condo building. The water view was good, but ruined by what appeared to be a party bar on the Causeway.. fully a quarter mile away, but loud enough to making sitting outside intolerable. Add to that, the large number of people roaring back and forth and back and forth on jet skis, and I would have to recommend against staying on a weekend. The suite was small, but clean and well appointed. The bedroom was especially tiny, no room for anything but the bed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2017 by Management
Thank yo for your review. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay, but we are sorry to hear that there was an issue with the noise coming from Whiskey Joe's. They do tend to have live music and larger crowds on the weekend, but unfortunately that is out of our control. If we are able to welcome you back in the future, we would recommend our Bay View Suite as it has a south/southwest view and you will not hear the music from the causeway.
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Expected a larger suite. Furniture could be upgraded.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2017 by Management
We are sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay. With our suites ranging from 600 to 900 square feet, we are much larger than an average hotel room. All of our furniture has been updated over the past few years, so I am not sure what issues you encountered, but we do hope that you will give us another try in the future and we can welcome you back as a repeat guest!
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Good location and the room was ample and comfortable. But staff attention could improve some; its OK for some short stays when you don't have to spend a lot of time at the hotel
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Management
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you had some issues. Unfortunately without some more detail, I cannot fully address with the team member or department. We do hope though that you will give us another try in the future!
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Week stay

4 out of 5
by from Minnesota
Posted Feb 2, 2017
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: update the furniture
Location: close to beaches, and other amenities
We found the hotel as a convenience to our stay, but needs to be updated. Rooms were clean, but furniture was outdated and not very comfortable. Bed was great however. Water pressure in the shower was not very good. Staff at the hotel was outstanding and very cooperative.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Management
Thank you for your 4 star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, but are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the decorations/furniture. All of our furniture has been updated over the last 2 years. I will also make sure our maintenance team is aware of the water pressure issue you experienced as well. We hope that if your travels bring you back to the area that we can welcome you again!
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2 out of 5
Posted Jan 31, 2017
My room was a bay view, the view was of the parking lot and then the bay. Check in was very confusing you park and then go to the second floor to guest check in. Hotel is not convenient to restaurants and the menu at the restaurant is very limited. I wouldn't recommend this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 2, 2017 by Management
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Yes, ground floor is all parking, so our lobby is located on the second floor. We do have signs posted and 24 hour security to also help direct. There are about 5 different restaurants located on the island, which are all less than a 5 minute drive from the hotel along with our poolside cafe and lounge. Our poolside cafe and bar is just that though, not a full scale restaurant. We do hope you will give us another try in the future!
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